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Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson portrait
Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson portrait
TitleJoseph W. 'Bud' Jackson portrait
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1919
Description"Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson was an early settler in the Williston area... Jackson spent most of his first two years on the OH Ranch in McKenzie County, learning the ranching business from foreman Lem Burns and Others. After this he settled on Nesson Flats, where he cattle-ranched and also raised purebred Percheron horses. He then moved to Williston, and bought into the Williston Land Company. Some time later, after the big homestead rush was over, he purchased a coal mine east of town and began shipping coal by the carload to eastern purchasers. He volunteered into the U.S. Army during World War I... Returning to Williston after his discharge at the end of the war, he found economic conditions poor because of the post-war depression. At this time he was asked to return to Madison, Wisconsin, bu his doctor brothers where he took charge of the business affairs of a large medical clinich which they had organized. While he was a resident of Williston, Jadckson had served as city Mayor, president of the Commercial Club and had become a highly respected community leader. He built the beautiful home of hte northeast corner of Second Avenue East and Fifth Street."
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Men
Horse boarding & training facilities
Business people
Land use
Personal NameJackson, Joseph W. 'Bud'
Organization NameWilliston Commercial Club (Williston, N.D.)
LocationWilliston (N.D.)
Item Number1-19-20-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original4 x 6 in.
Publisher of OriginalThe Williston Daily Herald
Place of PublicationWilliston, N.D.
Transcription"Cutline 1 Joseph W. 'Bud' Jackson" May 1, 2001 Best Little Stories Shemorry"--Handwritten on paper attached to back of print
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Bibliographic ReferenceThe quoted description is from Shemorry's caption that was not published with the photograph in the article "Tenderfoot Seeks His Fortune" in The Williston Daily Herald, 2001-05-01, p. 1A. The article was part of Shemorry's series, "The Best Little Stories of the 20th Century" written weekly for The Herald.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-19-20-1)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at
Digital IDws119201
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